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Investment Data to Highlight Australia's Uncertain Future
A survey on business investment set for release later this week is expected to ram home the message that Australia's economic boom is ending and the road ahead is much less assured. Falling commodity prices have prompted miners to aggressively wind ...
Quigley: Obamacare is an important investment - The Jersey Journal
Do you ever wonder when or why people suddenly decide health insurance is important? Maybe the need is spurred by an upcoming wedding, a new baby, an unexpected ache, or just maturity. For 20 years studies showed young adults often didn't care ...
How To Stop Chasing Venture Capital And Start Attracting Investment
In the fashion world, building a business by bootstrapping often requires exceptional ingenuity. After my experience at CHANEL, Elie Tahari, and in the buying departments for global retailers, I bootstrapped my own business — right up until it became ...
Real Estate And REITS As An Investment
It's really nice in times of volatile markets like now to have an asset class that may zig when traditional stocks and bonds zag. An asset with low correlation to others in your holdings can both reduce risk at the portfolio level and increase returns ...
Dow plans $1 billion investment in Plaquemine
Dow plans $1 billion investment in Plaquemine. Advocate staff file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Dow Chemical plans to spend $1.06 Show caption Advocate staff file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Dow Chemical plans to spend $1.06 billion ...
Analysis: Indonesia's investment stature under siege, further pain seen
"There is still an investment party ... But it won't (any more) be caviar, foie gras and vintage wine," said Standard Chartered senior economist in Jakarta, Fauzi Ichsan. "It'll be gado-gado," he added, a reference to a popular, but cheap, Indonesian ...
Investment capital floods cybersecurity market
SEATTLE – Investment capital continues to drench promising cybersecurity companies. HyTrust, which provides security systems for cloud environments, is the latest beneficiary. The Silicon Valley-based firm on Monday announced it has received $18.5 ...
Samurai Gunn nets investment from Cards Against Humanity designer
Samurai Gunn, the precision-based Bushido brawler from developer Teknopants, was nominated for Excellence in Design at the 2013 IGF awards, is one of the eight Spotlight games at this year's Fantastic Arcade, was a featured title in the EVO 2013 Indie ...
Use NISA system as pump-priming step to reinvigorate investment
The Yomiuri ShimbunWe hope the Nippon Individual Savings Account system, or NISA, will help move individual financial assets held in the form of cash and deposits into investment and revitalize the nation's economy. NISA, a new tax system that offers ...
Copper Rises on China Investment Rules, US Consumer Confidence
Copper advanced as China eased rules on overseas securities investments and after U.S. consumer confidence added to signs of improving demand in the biggest economy. The metal for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange rose as much ...
Barclays's Australian Co-Head of Investment Banking Janes Quits
Lindley jointly led the investment banking business in Australia with Janes, Clare Williams, a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman for the bank, said without giving a reason for Janes's departure. Janes, 39, led Barclays's mergers and acquisitions business in ...
China Life Profit Jumps on Investment Income, Lower Impairments
China Life Insurance Co. (2628), the nation's largest insurer, said profit jumped 68 percent in the first half of this year as investment income rose and impairment losses dropped. Net income increased to 16.2 billion yuan ($2.65 billion), or 0.57 yuan ...
How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst
Wall Street has changed in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 and that has changed the role of the investment banking analyst. For would-be analysts -- the industry is expected to hire 21,500 by 2015 -- new legislation such as the ...
MassDevelopment investment helps launch Mass College Green program
MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, announced a $2 million structured financing placement in Mass College Green, a pilot program that seeks to speed up the adoption of energy efficiency measures by independent colleges in ...
Former Microsoft Executive Steven Sinofsky Makes His First Big Investment As A ...
Former Microsoft Executive Steven Sinofsky Makes His First Big Investment As A ...
Investment Tax Leaves Advisers Guessing
Financial advisers are concerned the 3.8% tax on investment income could cost some business owners millions of dollars in taxes because they aren't sure how to help their clients minimize the tax hit. At issue is how the Internal Revenue Service will ...
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Is Driving Away Long-Term Investment
JOHANNESBURG – Uncle Bob is having a fine few weeks; investors in Zimbabwe, not so much. After the 89-year old Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe secured his seventh term in office, the Zimbabwe stock exchanged tumbled 11 percent – its largest one-day ...
The Runthrough Completes Seed Investment
NEW YORK — The Runthrough closed its seed investment round of fund-raising Tuesday, securing $1.2 million in funding led by the New York Angels, an independent group of more than 75 individual accredited angel investors. The round also included ...
Ackman Loses Half His Investment in Penney Sale
Ackman Loses Half His Investment in Penney Sale. NEW YORK August 29, 2013 (AP). By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer. Associated Press. It's official. J.C. Penney's biggest investor and former board member Bill Ackman is through with the retailer, ...
Australian Dollar Trades Near 3-Week Low Before Investment Data
Australia's dollar traded near its lowest level in three weeks before a report today that may show business investment stalled in the second quarter, adding to evidence of an economic slowdown in the South Pacific nation. Demand for the Aussie was ...
CIB budget includes $21 million investment to help Fieldhouse, Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS – The Capital Improvement Board just approved a 2014 budget that includes a $21 million investment in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. CIB President Ann Lathrop said the board is working on a long-term deal with Pacers Sports and Entertainment ...
Barclays hires investment bankers to lead metals and mining team
L) hired two investment bankers to lead its global metals and mining team, luring them away from rival UBS (UBSN.VX) and boutique investment bank Liberum Capital. The bank said on Thursday that Paul Knight and Michael Rawlinson will be co-heads of ...
Des Plaines investment group to buy former Field's warehouse
A Des Plaines-based investment group said Wednesday it has a contract to buy the former Marshall Field's warehouse on Chicago's Northwest Side and wants to lease it to several industrial users. The 21-acre property at 4000 W. Diversey includes 4.6 ...
Barclays Hires Deutsche Bank's Zhou for China Investment Banking
Barclays Plc (BARC), the U.K.'s second-largest lender by assets, hired Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) Vice President Zhou Bo for its investment banking team to help cover natural-resources clients in China. Zhou, who is based in Hong Kong, will join the ...
Foreign investment makes explosive entry into election campaign
The issue of foreign investment has made an explosive entry to the election campaign, with the agriculture minister, Joel Fitzgibbon, left scrambling to clarify Labor's foreign investment policy after Kevin Rudd's surprise comments that he was "a bit ...
Ping An Profit Rises as Investment Returns, Banking Income Grow
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. (2318), China's second-largest insurer, said first-half profit rose 28.3 percent as investment income expanded and earnings from banking operations grew. Net income climbed to 17.91 billion yuan ($2.93 billion), or 2.26 ...
Pennantpark Investment Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for ...
Pennantpark Investment Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for ...
Why Investment Banking Jobs Should Come With a Surgeon General's Warning
With the death earlier this month of a young summer intern working for Bank of America (BAC) in London, the work of Alexandra Michel is suddenly of the moment. Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old business student, died after working 72 hours straight ...
Microsoft reportedly talking to Foursquare about a 'strategic investment'
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to invest in the location check-in and recommendation service Foursquare, with those conversations said to be in the "advanced stage." According to Bloomberg News, Microsoft isn't the only company Foursquare is in ...
Report: Microsoft considers Foursquare investment
Microsoft and Foursquare are in the “advanced stages” of talks that would have the Redmond company make a strategic investment in the location-based check-in service, according to a report from Bloomberg News today. The news service notes that ...
MGIC Investment Larger Than S&P 500 Component Advanced Micro Devices
Market capitalization is an important data point for investors to keep an eye on, for various reasons. The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given company's stock. Many beginning ...
Robot Taxis Can Save The World—Here's How
Google's eye-popping $258 million investment in the car-hailing app company Uber made headlines last week. It's the search giant's biggest-ever venture capital investment, and it gives a much-discussed but rather small-scale company a delirious $3.5 ...
Is stopping Keystone a San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire's shrewd investment?
Photo - Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor from San Francisco, is waging a war Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor from San Francisco, is waging a war against the Keystone XL... Tom Steyer, San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire and million-dollar donor ...
Warren Buffett: 10 pieces of investment advice from America's greatest investor
Warren Buffett, the fourth richest person in the world and the man widely thought to be the greatest investor of the past century, celebrates his birthday Aug. 30. As well regarded for his folksy wisdom as his monetary acumen, Mr. Buffett has been ...
Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Eyes Foursquare Investment, Nokia Unveils ...
Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Eyes Foursquare Investment, Nokia Unveils ...
Canada's Second-Quarter Growth Slows to 1.7% on Investment (2)
Canada's economic growth slowed in the second quarter as business investment and energy exports declined, cementing views that the central bank won't raise interest rates for at least a year. Gross domestic product rose at a 1.7 percent annualized pace ...
Carl Icahn bumping up investment in software maker Nuance
The news agency further suggested that could then lead to influence on whether or not to sell Nuance's communications technology to a larger tech player -- perhaps even a company that was also treated to a rather sizable investment from the financier: ...
Brazil 6% Second-Quarter Growth Beats Forecast on Investment
Brazil's economy expanded more than forecast by all analysts in the second quarter, as government stimulus propped up investment and a weaker real boosted the outlook for manufacturing. Gross domestic product expanded 1.5 percent during the April to ...
How To Hire An Investment Advisor
If you manage to save up enough money to worry about it — and I hope you have this problem — you eventually wonder if you need to hire an investment advisor. First, a disclosure. I am an investment advisor. Yet I offer this advice now with no ...
Elevator Pitch: Ren Riley of Oak Investment Partners
There's old money and there's big money, and then there's Oak Investment Partners. Founded in Greenwich, Conn., in 1978, the firm has poured $9 billion into hundreds of companies around the world, including 2Wire, Demand Media, Kayak and the ...
Buffett investment tips on his birthday
Warren Buffett, the fourth richest person in the world and the man widely thought to be the greatest investor of the past century, celebrates his birthday Aug. 30. As well regarded for his folksy wisdom as his monetary acumen, Mr. Buffett has been ...
Julie Jason: Getting clear on net investment income
I'm going to guess that the last thing you want to think about over the Labor Day weekend is taxes. But this fall you may want to start planning so that you are not surprised by a higher tax bill as a result of the Affordable Care Act tax provisions ...
Pentagon insists it is open to foreign investment in the US
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is taking a harder look at proposed foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies given the increasing financial complexity of such deals, but continues to encourage foreign investment, a top U.S. defense official said this ...
Investment One Acquires Nigfund From Fidelity, Promises Quality Services
Investment One Financial Services Limited (formerly GTB Asset Management Limited) has acquired the funds management rights and responsibilities of the Nigeria International Growth Fund "NIGFUND" from Fidelity Bank Plc. NIGFUND is a balanced mutual ...